Sheffield United: Weir wanted more time to get it right

Former Sheffield United manager David Weir coaches youngsters from the Toryglen area of Glasgow. Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.
Former Sheffield United manager David Weir coaches youngsters from the Toryglen area of Glasgow. Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.
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Former Sheffield United manager David Weir didn’t think he had long enough to prove himself at Sheffield United.

The former Everton, Rangers and Scotland defender had his contract at Bramall Lane terminated in October after only 13 games at the helm.

The 43-year-old left the Blades 22nd in the Sky Bet League One table having failed to win since the opening fixture of the season and on the back of a Johnstone’s Paint Trophy defeat to Hartlepool.

“I don’t think 10 league games is enough for anybody to try to implement what they are trying to do,” said Weir, speaking at a Tesco Bank Football Challenge at Toryglen in Glasgow.

“So regards to getting a fair crack of the whip, I don’t think I did. That’s not a long enough period of time to try to do what you want to do. But that’s the industry and that’s the way it works.”